* Posts by James

9 posts • joined 28 Aug 2007

MS warns testers to activate Windows 7 beta

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Already did that

Apparently yesterday, my activated Windows 7 wasn't genuine, then it was OK when I re-logged back in. Thought MS would have go the hang of all this product activation by now...

Daft list names Firefox, Adobe and VMWare as top threats

James

The problem with these apps

Is that most organisations install them but either because of restrictions on the firewall/proxy or lack of permissions on workstations, users cannot update them and they just sit there getting older and older.

If not full function enterprise administration, how about engineering these apps so standard users can update them - would make a huge difference

Reg readers in Firefox 3 lovefest

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Cool

Who are the holdouts running IE5/FF1 though?

Ex-Googlers reinvent web search

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Useless

Tried searching for 2 girls 1 cup not no results, whats the use of this??

How to beat AVG's fake traffic spew

James
Paris Hilton

Upgrade time

Looks like a good excuse to block all the IE6 users

Paris - because she'd have upgraded by now

Oz drafts 'batter an orphaned roo' guidelines

James
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Good advice but

["forcefully swinging" their heads against a vehicle towbar or blasting them with a shotgun]

Just need similar advice in the UK to deal with the Chav's breeding and we might be onto something

Microsoft: New Live Search 'as good as Google'

James

Why live has so many users

Dont forget all the IE7/Vista users who get this shoved down their throat when they first start using their computers. Its very common to type something into the search bar, then realise dam, i ment Google, but they have already registered you as somebody using their service.

The amount of people actually using live in the long term is quite low I think

Online car tax saves planet from carbon hell

James

Their actually quite fast

I brought my last one online and it arrived about 2 days later, not bad for Royal Mail!

The Return of iTuneski

James

Its always been 'up'

Although all the reports have said the sites down, the real users have been going to their sister site www.mp3sparks.com to download music as it accepts the same username and password as the main site. Also the Alltunes client seems to have been unaffected by the site being down as well, so for most its been business as usual anyway!

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